Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Ryan Horvath (Seattle) creates long panoramic assembled photographs. He received his BFA in glass and ceramics from Bowling Green State University in 1998. Shortly after his undergraduate studies, he spent two years as a studio assistant for international ceramic artist Jun Kaneko. In 2003, he was invited to the Roja International Art Symposium in Roja, Latvia. Horvath was a recipient of the Nordstrom Recognition Award and the University of Washington’s Graduate School Funding for Excellence and Innovation, while he worked on his MFA in Ceramics at the University of Washington, which he completed in 2004. His work has recently been exhibited in the Larson Gallery (Yakima), the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), the Crawl Space Gallery (Seattle), and the Chautauqua Center for Visuals Arts (NY). In 2005, he had his third solo exhibition at the University of Montana.

As part of his Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, Ryan presented his work at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Thirty students, professors, technicians and curators from EWU and the local community attended. They heard about his background as an artist and his approach to studio practice, saw images that influenced him and viewed his current and past work. An open discussion followed, with topics ranging from the concerns of the working artist, the importance of working with available resources, venues/exhibitions, Artist Trust and other organizations that help artists.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.